John Shanahan starts a line by rolling off the amphitheater at the Citi Field benches, props a tile up to the second level of the CBS benches, and kickflips off the grate side over the Crosby Street bump-to-bar in his latest DC part, in case you haven’t caught it yet.
Everybody’s unloading their fakie 5-0 flip out clips at Big Screen now that the spot’s knobbed 😔 Jasper Stieve and Neema Joorabchi come through with a new one for Free, featuring watery gap to grinds and exemplary frontside heelflip form.
“I think it’s safe to say that the range for a proper ledge height in a skate park setting should be between 13 1/2 and 14 1/4 inches.” Dave Caddo went around the city measuring the dimensions of some of its most oft-skated ledges, from the 12-inch-high Reggaeton fence ledge or the 19-inch-high Flushing Meadows Park Ledges. He compiled his findings over on his Substack, Skait Brane.
Love the trees in this one 🌳🌴 Coles Bailey by Stafhon Boca
Cyrus talks the road his pro career has taken through Polar, 917 and Limo + injury recovery in the latest installment of Thrasher‘s “Out There” series by Waylon Bone.
From New Jersey to Hong Kong and back again: Simple Magic got their Patrick Radden Keefe on and tried to track down the origins of the mysterious bootleg Bobby Puleo boards that have been popping up all over the world for two decades.
Great skate cities alert 🚨 — “CAN’T HAVE SHIT” is an 11-minute Detroit edit from Cooper Vosburg, and Baltimore Pleasure is a 20-minute Baltimore scene video by Ryan Schroeder with a fire Spencer Brown part at the end. Always great seeing footage from both of these places.
📷 Photo by Zach Baker
Though a bit lagging on concrete specifics, The New York Times had a feature last week about the pending restoration of the Brooklyn Banks, which apparently has the mayor’s support? (2023 is actually what they said when they pulled all the bricks out three years ago.)
Cutty spots and familiar faces in Nick Kassebaum’s Sinkhole video, which is almost entirely filmed in New York.
Does this spot have an agreed upon name yet, or is everyone going to do the whole civil war over naming rights? Neema Joorabchi posted up a two-minute edit from the new, blue and yellow recycled plastic ledges on Essex Street.
“I’m in the midst of a battle right now, I’ve gone back down to riding a 7.75” board.” The Slam City Skates blog interviewed Danny Brady for their “First & Last” series.
Happy New Year 🍾
Tyshawn Jones was on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning last week. He says he’s retiring the can tricks.
Kei Tsuruta put out an extended end-of-the-year iPhone edit of all the Homies Network crew with reportage from Tompkins and beyond.
Monster Children has an interview with Naquan Rollings out.
Neema Joorabchi already released another video — not even a month removed from the release of “limp” in December. “Okay Then” dropped on the Transworld site just before the year timed out. Looks like the knob-job on the Crosby and Grand diamond-plate thing has already been conquered. Also, holy frontside flip at the Lily Pads.
2022: it was a year where Vimeo became a refuge for all those using Prince in their skate edits (YouTube blocks Prince IP outside of the U.S.), new paths were forged at Mambo Bar + skaters defied the planters and angry Tribecaneers at that one plaza covered in eggs on Chambers Street. It was also a year where Jasper Stieve dropped four parts (ok that last one dropped December 21, 2021), the fourth of which is in Neema Joorabchi’s new three-part edit, “limp.”
This one opens with Tyler Vrckovnik hacking a new route at the aforementioned Tribeca stage, has a Noah Singleton part in the middle, and closes with Jasper touting an ender that echos a nascent Jake Johnson trick, from way back when the rails were still getting reinstalled on Blubba.